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    Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    I have a friend who says I am territorial. I don't think this is a fair representation as I just would like to have somewhere to go when things get slow. Would you give up your good/best spots to a friend? If yes, would you expect them to hunt it without you?

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    X5er

    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    i have spots i dont share, as do my freinds. evryone should have their own secret places to hunt IMO?

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    Jul 2004
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    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    If they are complaining then they do not have any good spots themselves ,there is nothing wrong with keeping some spots to your self!

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    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    My friend was complaining because I asked him or indicated that it would be nice to hunt this spot together since it was a good spot and I had showed it to him. He believes it's all fair game and that I am being teritorial in telling him what he can and can't hunt. (I didn't tell him, I just said it would be nice to save this for the winter when things get slow).

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    Jul 2003
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    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    Unless it is a very public spot such as a beach or open park I would expect my friend to act as my guest and not hunt it with out me. The one guy I do hunt with has called me and suggested that we go to an extinct fairground that I took him to a couple of times but he has never gone there on his own.

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    Jun 2003
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    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    Several of you hit on my way of handling it. I do like detecting with friends, but detect my spot with me, not without me. I give them the same courtesy. The only spots that I hunt by myself are very touchy spots that were hard to get permission for and I am afraid of being denied further hunting. I do enjoy sharing the hunt any time that I can.

    Rich
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    us
    Jan 2004
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    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    I totally agree with most of you, I have never been faced with that situation yet but my own feeling is my friend got the permission for he and I to hunt, not me.? And vise versa.? Some places I have hunted I have gained permission from very elderly owners who know and remember me not him.? They would not appreciate some one digging in there yard who does not have permission and it may just close it down for me as well. HH Dave

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    Sarcastic Smartass

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    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    If I could find some people to hunt with i'd make a decision on this one, heh
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    Mar 2003
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    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    In my case, it is a public beach, but just the same, I expressed to him that it would be nice since I showed it to him that he would hunt this area with me and not "clean it out" in a sense before I was able to hunt it with him.
    He took this as me "threatening" him (weird). I look at it as a "respect" thing, not a territorial thing. I mentioned that if other folks were to show him a site that they would not take kindly to him hunting it without them there either. He still thinks this is being territorial. Perhaps when he finds a site that pays off well he may change his tune as to who he is telling what to.

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    us
    Jul 2003
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    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    Hey CS I give up the good spots when I find them and then curse the people who do well at them. Works for me. But seriously, given the nature of development, the way the sand shifts (literally & figuratively) who knows how long that spot will be available?

    The only time I do not share is when it is an isolated piece of private property. I would not abuse any permissions I gained by telling anyone this yard, that cornfield, etc. is a good place to hunt. My over riding philosophy is better that someone dig it than let it rot in the ground and who knows when I'll get back to it or if I will. If someone is honest and truly appreciates a site I informed them of, the reward is their gratitude and that's all good!

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    Sarcastic Smartass

    May 2003
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    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    Depends who i'm detecting with too.

    If i'm with a newbie i'm more willing to cut him a break and give him the good areas
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    Jul 2004
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    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    Lasivian
    for a logical liberal your alright!I like to see people who help the newbies out!hlps keep them interested in and when the find their first silver or wheat penny thay are hooked!
    thanks,mike
    the
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    Jun 2004
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    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?



    I give good spots to people that hunt or don't hunt.I spent six years locating a WWII train
    station were troops and equipment came in and out, and just about everybody were I work knows
    were it is.Maybe if we really cared and got the greed factor out of it!

  14. #14
    dneyedli@res1.mts.net

    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    I share my spots after I clean them out! lol.
    Back in the mid 80's, a guy I know researched and found a W.W.1 training camp that had 30,000 soldiers stationed there from 1910 to 1928. He hit a hot spot! He told a fellow detectorist at the time, and the next thing he knew, truckloads of Americans were coming down, spending weeks on end hammering this site (here in Manitoba) and the guy he told, camped there for weeks as well (he found over a 100 small nickels in one week alone) as many locals from around the province. Thousands of old coins plus several $1000+ badges were found.
    By the time I bought my first detector in 1987, the site was hunted hard. I still find coins and the odd badge, but I could only imagine what it was like when he first found the place.
    He still talks about how he told the wrong person. I agree.
    Dave.

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    Mar 2003
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    Re: Do you give up your good spots to friends you hunt with?

    Well still haven't heard back from this person since they got p.o.'ed at me. Guess I'll just have to hunt it alone. Found a really nice little 14kt ring with 9 real knardly diamonds last night. Too busy to worry about it right now.
    But I guess since this is one person willing to not even have the courtesy to talk about it, then they will have to live with it.

 

 
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